Empire Runner Pattern #7117

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Empire Runner Pattern #7117

Materials: Choose one of the following threads in Ecru or White:
Clark's O.N.T. Mercerized Crochet, size 50, 9 balls.
J. & P. Coats Mercerized Crochet, size 50, 7 balls.
J. & P. Coats Big Ball Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, size 50, 4 balls.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 12.

When completed, runner measures about 15 x 45 inches.

Gauge: 7 sps make 1 inch; 7 rows make 1 inch.

Starting at "A" on chart, ch 33. 1st row: D c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each ch across (31 d c, counting turning ch as 1 d c). Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: D c in each d c across. Ch 23, turn. 3rd row: D c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each ch across, d c in d c (7 bls made); ch 2, skip 2 d c, d c in next d c (1 sp made). Make 9 more sps. Then inc. 7 bls as follows: Thread over hook, insert hook in 3rd st of turning ch, thread over hook and draw through 1 loop, thus forming a ch-1, and complete remaining loops as for a d c. Make a ch-1 and d c in ch-1 at base of previous d c and continue in this manner until 21 d c in all are made, but omit the ch-1 of last d c. Ch 3, turn. 4th row: D c in each d c across, 1 sp, 8 bls, 1 sp, 7 bls. Ch 8, turn. 5th row: D c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each ch across, d c in d c, 8 sps, 1 bl, 6 sps, 1 bl, 8 sps; then inc. 6 d c as before (2 bls). Ch 3, turn. Hereafter follow chart from "B" until design is completed. Then continue the bl, sp and bl along outer edges and make sp over sp until piece measures 23 inches. Then reverse the design and work to correspond with opposite edge, making decreases where increases were made before (to decrease, sl st in each st across 2 bls, or 7 bls, as the case may be).

Empire Runner Pattern #7117